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HCC Advisory Committee

The advisory committee has the responsibility for:
  1. recommending the development of student retention activities
  2. developing guidelines for programs
  3. recommending speakers for the Latino Community Resource Center events
  4. other ideas, programs and activities relative to creating an environment conducive to the educational needs of Hispanic students as well as the entire student body
  5. directing outreach efforts and other projects that will increase university-wide awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture and heritage


  • Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, Faculty Represtantive (Chair)
  • Carol Baskauf, Faculty Representative
  • Somaditya, Banerjee, Faculty Representative
  • Laura, Schultz, Faculty Representative
  • Cindy McElroy, Staff Representative
  • Jasmine Linares, Staff Representative
  • Lori Amor, Staff Representative
  • Demonte Jones, Student Representative
  • Lauren Cowan, Student Representative
  • Norberto Roman, Student Representative
  • Tony Amadeo, Community Representative
  • Victor Felts, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life & Engagement, ex officio
  • Yanaraliz Barnes, Coordinator, Latino Community Resource Center, ex officio
If you have questions, concerns, please contact:
Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Avilés
E-Mail: ruizavilesm@apsu.edu